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Halacha - selling aliyos
Submitted by Yissacher Moskowitz  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: No, however the Kohein may be asked to leave the shul before his aliya. Really, aliyos should be called in the order of the individual's importance. The first aliyos were designated for the Kohein and Levi to prevent fighting over the highest kibuddim. If they were allowed to be mochel it would defeat the entire purpose of the takana.
posted:2011-01-16 22:26:18  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Shabbos
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: No. Even though a dry food such as challah cannot be recooked, since an oven is the typical location to bake, it gives the appearance you are baking on Shabbos, which is assur miD'Rabannan.
posted:2011-01-13 12:40:54  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Treif food in microwave
Submitted by a jew  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: If he turned on the microwave and the food was uncovered long enough to splatter or emit steam, it is questionable if the microwave can be kashered at all. If the food was covered or only hot briefly, there is room to be lenient and the microwave should be thoroughly cleaned, left 24 hours unused, and a cup or bowl of water should be boiled on high for a number of minutes until the microwave if full of steam and the walls are wet.
posted:2011-01-12 18:51:47  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Birchas HaTorah
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: One may not learn Mesilas Yesharim before reciting Birchas HaTorah even if you would skip the pesukim. It would not be relevant to say Birchas HaTorah "on" Mesilas Yesharim, since the minhag is to say Yivarechecha and Eilu Devarim after the berachos.
posted:2011-01-05 04:30:21  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Eiruv Tavshilin
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Agreed, a beracha should not be said.
posted:2011-01-05 00:24:57  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - solar watches on shabbos
Submitted by Daniel Samole  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: I'm not familiar with the various features of this watch, but a solar cell generates electricity completely passively and would not involve any melacha on Shabbos.
posted:2010-12-31 13:20:54  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - electric rasors
Submitted by steven adler  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

Yes. According to most opinions the lift-and-cut mechanism is forbidden, and the foil vibrating shavers are the least problematic.

posted:2010-12-30 09:44:13  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Kashrus
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: There is a machlokes on the topic, see Pischei Teshuva YD 104. It is generally accepted that live organisms neither absorb nor give off taam.
posted:2010-12-20 23:11:03  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Selichos
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: I don't see any problem.
posted:2010-12-14 16:16:36  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - שבת
Submitted by Shmuli  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Yes, massage is permitted on Shabbos as long as it is not being done for therapeutic reasons.
posted:2010-12-14 12:33:48  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - I Ching
Submitted by michael golomb  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: I am not personally familiar with this book, but according to what I read it seems to be a method of divining the future. The Torah absolutely forbids all forms of divination.
posted:2010-12-13 00:16:30  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - treif silverware in dishwasher
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: The treif fork does not make the other items in the dishwasher non-Kosher. Ideally all the forks should be kashered out of concern that each one may be the treif one, but if this is difficult the Halacha is that one may rely on the majority of Kosher forks. In any event, all the forks should not be used for 24 hours.
posted:2010-12-09 18:23:29  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Men-Women Interactions
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

I don't see any difference between claiming illness or claiming a girlfriend minds. However neither is fully honest and additionally can cause a Chillul Hashem if/when it slips out that you were not being honest.

Generally I find the best solution is to be honest and to say that my religion does not permit me to have physical contact with an unrelated female. Most non-Jews will understand and respect you for standing up for your principles and beliefs, although not-yet-religious Jews may be likely to object.

Saying "I wouldn't mind doing an aveira" is not somewhere you would want to go.

posted:2010-12-08 22:39:16  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - chanukah
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: No, maaser money may not be used to fulfil a mitzva you are obligated in.
posted:2010-12-01 17:29:56  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Sufagnaiot B'toch Haseuda
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: I good point. However the logic of the Chaye Adam is that explicit intention on the donut is equivalent to saying hamotzi directly on the donut. This works because if one said hamotzi on something that is mezonos he is yotzei b'dieved. I prefer to suggest a solution that works l'chatchila when available. 
posted:2010-11-28 17:46:48  (0) comments   email to a friend


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